Our Barrier Islands


Given the range of our Study, the Dolphin Explorer visits remote barrier islands. One is Keewaydin Island. Pictured above, it is the longest un-bridged island on the west coast of Florida. Over 140 loggerhead sea turtle nests were sighted here this summer.


Our work also takes us south, on certain days, to tip of the Cape Romano Aquatic Preserve. This is one of the most remote barriers islands in the area.



The Dolphin Explorer is a 36 foot powered catamaran designed for Gulf, bay and estuary waters. It is perfect for getting ‘up-close and personal ” to observe and photograph marine life.